7.01.2008

Old Lady

I finally went to church on Sunday. It takes some effort to get there even though I know I'll love it when I get there. That's mostly because I'm always uber tired on weekends with those crazy 11 hour days. Sucky days. Never you mind. I saw one of my Hamptonians there and she invited me to her cookout that afternoon. I would ordinarily be on the phone talking my face off or knocked out. I took a 45-minute nap, then dragged, and I mean DRAGGED myself out of bed. It was pitiful! Lol. I was SO tired. I went to the homie's house and met 2 other Hamptonians who are living in the burgh.

We started talking about G.reek life (oh for those who aren't clear, those are fr.aternities and sororiti.es). There were 2 girls there who were Z.etas and got so excited when I said I was an S.GRho. I didn't get it. We didn't have any beef on campus but there wasn't any org outside of our own that we got excited about. But they went to P.itt and there's definitely a different G.reek dynamic on predominately white campuses vs. HBCUs. This will sound awful but they seem happy to see another black person. Perhaps it should be like that but it was never that excitable for us. Lol.

Anyway they're talking about g.reeks and I tell my affiliation and one of the Hampton girls says, "Do you remember that one who stepped by herself and killed it?" I said, "Yeah, that was me." I did a one-woman step show for a myriad of reasons I'd rather not get into. Yes, I knew what I was doing and I turned that show out! Lol. Come on now! Would I do less? Negative. But then she and the other two Hamptonians, all three of whom graduated in 2007, say, "That was you??" I say, "Yes..." "WOW!! That was amazing! People still talk about that! They say, 'You remember when that one S.GRho stepped and KILLED it?' They always say that, 'And killed it.' You're like a legend!" A legend!?!? I've been gone 4 years! I was on the floor! Hilarity!!

I was also looking at the yearbook from their senior year. I saw my line sister in there! Hahahaha. She was in a sorority pic. I was like, "Heeeey L.S.!" Lol. Then I felt old because I didn't know any of the Q.ues and we used to roll with them-- not me and my line sister, me and my other homies because they were very cool and fun to hang with. I knew just about everybody when I was there but I didn't know any of the g.reeks when I was looking at the yearbook and could only pick out a few faces. I was like I'M SO OLD!! Lol. But they asked me to go out with them Thursday night. I was thinking, "OF COURSE I FIND SOME PEOPLE TO HANG WITH A MONTH BEFORE I LEAVE! WHY NOT!?" Hahahahaha. I'm okay with that, though. As long as I get to leave! 21 more days of work, people! 21!! Ow! Lookin' good!

14 comments:

Rashan Jamal said...

Dude! You're like a legend! One woman step team? I'd like to hear these myriad of reasons? Did it have to do with you being bossy? LOL

Glad you had fun. At least you have some in town entertainment for the next month. Even if you're mad old and hanging with babies. LOL

Epsilonicus said...

A legend?? I already thought of you as one. They are late.

Sandy C. said...

Whoa!!! You're a legend? But we already knew that ;)

So 1 woman step team huh? Where's the clip!?!?

CNEL said...

I see you Living Legend.

jameil1922 said...

rj... didn't i say i wasn't discussing those reasons? get it together. i will SO be the social butterfly i was born to be (came out the womb flirtin) for the next month. how does the nearly 34 yo deign to fix his lips to call me old. side eye, face, smirk and eye roll.

epsi... lol. word!!!! hahahaha

sandy... betta tell 'em to get on board! lol. i have actually never seen the show so if you find a clip, let me know! lol.

cnel... hahaha. i guess... you have been MIA! get it together!

Chris said...

Is it hard out here for a legend? Let us know something, Jam! And I'm with Sandy, we need Memorex on this one!

La said...

They were prob just happy to see some more black people in Pittsburgh? Espcially a greek one. lol

Vdizzle said...

Greek or no, we are ALWAYS happy just to see another black person.

Yeah, it's that bad. And go girl! with your one-woman step show!!

the joy said...

I'm so about to youtube "one woman step show..." that sounds like the coolest thing ever! I'm imagining you tearing it up.

I was just thinking, how she gonna make friends 3 hours before she leaves town? What kinda...

Emeritus said...

well look at you miss celebrity. work it out!

jameil1922 said...

chris... it's mad hard, son! like i said, i've never seen a copy of it.

la... lol. you tryin to say i ain't no legend, son!?!?!

v... lol. but they were all black. i don't think they have trouble finding black people. they work at some of the largest employers here so i don't think there's a shortage. plus some are in school and interning.

joy... hahaha. let me know if you find something! 3 hrs! i know, right!?! 3 years in the place and this is what i get!!

emeritus... hahaha. i guess...

X Factor said...

Yeah... I remember that show myself. Wait- was it Homecoming or... At any rate... Yeah. Good time, good times.

everythingiseverything said...

U feel old? humph! I'm to old to have caught that one woman step show...you need to find that tape!

jameil1922 said...

X... yeah it was homecoming 03.

everything... hahahaha. i have no idea where the tape is! i'm sure there's someone with a tape.